You seem to have what it takes to be the US next president.
The Democratic pack has several leaders. But you only need to do one extra thing to both win from all your contenders and from Trump.
You know how to present your case on any issue. You have stacks of answers on anything. But also: you smile. Pete Buttigieg’s skyrocketing success shows the importance of that. You even giggle a lot. Fantastic!
Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands didn’t need to show by frowning that she was a person of importance. She became known (and loved!) as Princes Smile.
Now comes the litmus test on which your winning depends. You need to remember to never show any anger. You may show backbone, pride, clarity of thought, and even condemn wrongs. But all of that without a trace of anger. Even/especially when racism is discussed.
You don’t need to show anger to convince anyone that you’re against racism. You don’t need to show anger for angry Black voters to identify with you. They will. But you need to show that you can handle bigotry and humiliation with confidence, deep self-respect, and pride.
This is not because anger would not be decent or beautiful. Rather — and this is the most important reason to not go there where the anger is — anger looks for Trump fans as weakness. I know that to the self it might feel like a source of strength and that it may give energy. But typically, it comes across as powerlessness and a lack of self-confidence.
“When they go low, you go high” can’t mean to ignore insults to justice, history, and common decency. You may address it all head-on but with dignity and confidence — not with a trace of anger. Whenever you speak out sternly, have that twinkle in your eye. In your debates with Trump, everyone will notice what a lowlife he is and what a fine person you are.
Hardly anyone will notice what you say but all will hear how you say it.
For motivation, imagine that each time you show a microscopical amount of anger, Trump will get 0.5% more votes. It adds up.
Generally, as I mentioned above, you’re doing a great job already. Only, from now on you should not frown once — unless with a smile.
As you acknowledge too, at the end of the day, Trump’s outrageous promotion of racist ideas and measures, dictator cuddling, (and even Jew flattering,) are not happening because he believes such thing (he’s a non-believer in the deepest sense of the word, amoral rather than immoral), not for being a bully, and not even because it would sell to his voters but rather, in an attempt to distract us from even worse scandals, making greed work: trying to provoke wars and giving trillions of dollars extra to the super rich. Of course, we shouldn’t fall for his attention seeking and cheating or letting him dictate what we should focus on or discuss.
Why do I want you to win? I know that Pete, Joe, Elizabeth, and Bernie will each be excellent for the US People. But they could be disastrous for Israel. You won’t be any less good for the US than them but we in Israel won’t be f**ked over by you. So forgive me for wanting just you.
May the L^rd of the Universe, Who always has His eye on the Land and the People of Israel, bless and keep you and all people you care about.